Canada Day events in Calgary on July 1, 2016 – and where to watch fireworks

CALGARY – There are plenty of ways to celebrate Canada Day in Calgary this year.

Here’s a look at some of the events:

Prince’s Island Park

Aboriginal Showcase and Powwow
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Explore a proud part of Canada’s heritage at a traditional Powwow presented by Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre.Canadian Military
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Learn more about our Canadian Armed Forces and Canada’s military history.Recreation – Get Active
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Join the movement! Located across the bridge from Eau Claire Market, Calgary Recreation is offering a variety of active programming for children an d adults.

Fort Calgary

Canada Day at Fort Calgary
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day in the birthplace of Calgary. Fort Calgary will host a free pancake breakfast, live music and entertainment, children’s crafts and a petting zoo.Living Flag
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
A group of people gather together in red and white tshirts to form a living flag. All participants are asked to wear red or white – but the first 1,000 people to check-in will receive a free red or white shirt.

Heritage Park 

Canada Day at Heritage Park
9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way, with a blast from the past at Heritage Park. There’s even a free pancake breakfast for the first 2,016 guests before 10:30 a.m.

Riverfront Avenue

Riverfront Festivities
12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Riverfront Avenue will be host to a series of family-friendly activities during the day, along with interactive booths and food trucks. Then at 7 p.m., Mayor Naheed Nenshi starts the official Canada Day ceremonies. Evening entertainment includes Joel Plaskett Emergency, The Zolas and The Grapes of Wrath.

Olympic Plaza

Olympic Plaza festivities
10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Enjoy this historic downtown park by touring a market, making crafts, learning some history or visiting a popular food truck all while taking in busker and stage performances.

Stephen Avenue 

Stephen Avenue festivities
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Stephen Avenue will feature its usual assortment of shops, restaurants, patios, street vendors and buskers. In addition, the pedestrian walk will feature a full day of entertainment including live music on the #IAMDOWNTOWN stage.

Eau Claire Market 

Eau Claire Market celebrations
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Experience indoor and outdoor entertainment including jugglers, live music, food trucks and children’s activities


Canada Day in Chinatown
9 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Enjoy cultural performances and family-friendly activities, or visit some of the many stores and indulge your taste buds with culinary delights.

East Village Street Fair, Show & Shine and 5th Street Square 

Canada Day in the East Village
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy all kinds of family fun at the East Village Street Fair, including crafts and artisan vendors, children’s activities and local performances. Bring the family for a classic car show, the Show & Shine, which features imports and North American beauties.

Studio Bell

Canada Day at Studio Bell
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Celebrate the official opening of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.

Calgary Polo Club

Canada Day polo matches
The Calgary Polo Club will be celebrating Canada Day with a series of polo matches. Admission is free. First game begins at 10:30 a.m.


Centre Street Bridge – 11 p.m.

The 2016 Canada Day Fireworks will hit the horizon at 11 p.m. The show is synchronized to live music broadcast on 101.5 Kool FM and Wild 95.3 FM. For the best views of the fireworks, visit Sien Lok Park or Crescent Road N.W.

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